archives : January 2010


Sudan - Chad - United States
The United States congratulates the Governments of Chad and Sudan on the signing of the January 15 agreements in N’Djamena to normalize relations. The two countries have agreed to prevent armed groups from using the territory of either state against the interests of the other and to establish mechanisms to monitor their common border. - Thursday 21 January 2010

Uganda - United States
Ugandan and American human rights activists came together today to testify against the proposed Uganda "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" at a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress. The hearing is the latest in a series of actions by the U.S. government to signal its disapproval of the measure under consideration in the Ugandan parliament. - Thursday 21 January 2010

South africa - International
The two men were wielding guns and preparing to unleash terror on the nation. With their faces obscured, they were apparently loading their guns in preparation to rob tourists and cause mayhem during the forthcoming World Cup in South Africa. - Thursday 21 January 2010

Ghana - Nigeria - International
Nigeria has recently emerged as Ghana’s biggest economic partner, contributing to over 60 per cent of Ghana’s foreign investment. But the Ghanaian government has sought to attract other foreign investments into the country, both to diversify investments and bolster economic growth. - Thursday 21 January 2010

Ethiopia - Sudan
An agreement reached last week between Ethiopia and Sudan is set to reduce oil imports from many of Ethiopia’s fuel supplying countries, including the Middle East. - Thursday 21 January 2010

Panafrica - United States
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will hold its annual conference on Health Disparities, March 4-6, 2010 at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center at Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. The conference will provide journalists the tools to effectively report on the impact of health, health policy and health care reform on communities of color. This annual conference has garnered the attention of headliners and newsmakers in the fight including former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund and Phill Wilson, Founder of the Black AIDS Institute. - Wednesday 20 January 2010

Nigeria should ensure that its security forces use restraint and comply with international standards on the use of force in responding to the latest deadly outbreak of inter-communal violence in the city of Jos, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should also investigate and prosecute those responsible for the killing of at least 200 people during the violence, the latest of several deadly outbreaks in Nigeria, and address the underlying causes. - Wednesday 20 January 2010

Burundi - Japan
Exchange of Notes for Grant Aid for the Republic of Burundi (The Project for Infectious Diseases Prevention for Children) through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). - Wednesday 20 January 2010

Amnesty International has called for arms transfers to the Somali government to be suspended until there are adequate safeguards to prevent weapons from being used to commit war crimes and human rights abuses. - Wednesday 20 January 2010

President Omar Bashir Tuesday promised to recognize the secession of southern Sudan if that choice prevailed in the referendum scheduled for January 2011. But in the short term, at least, the south’s oil will continue to transit the North. - Wednesday 20 January 2010

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